In honor of Poetry Month, here is a FREE poetry reading comprehension worksheet written by a National Board Certified Teacher’s…little sister. The worksheet and poem are very good!
My sister wrote “Ode to Kermit” to help my students with their poetry reading comprehension. It is a fun poem in the voice of Miss Piggy, who is quite exuberant in her love for Kermit. It’s a real problem for him, actually.
I hope you and your students enjoy the imagery in the poem. You might want to explain to them about moi and vous— and why Miss Piggy says “Kermie” for “Kermit.” Miss Piggy loves the French language because it is très chic!
Click here for the worksheet and read on for the poem!
Ode to Kermit (in the voice of Miss Piggy)
Kermit, oh, Kermie,
Your name sends me floating through pools of algae.
Just the sight of you sends my heart into thralls
Like the pitter and patter of two ping-pong balls.
Kermit, with your mouth of red felt
And hemispherical eyes that cause me to melt,
Every time I think of wonderful vous
I wish that I could grow old with you.
My precious Kermit, my affection is no mistake,
Yet you still cause moi’s heart to break.
As you can see, the Green family loves the Muppets! Here are some of the greatest hits from Class Antics Muppets posts:
Muppets in the Classroom Part One: How to integrate the Muppets into your curriculum
Muppets in the Classroom Part Two: More on how to integrate the Muppets into your curriculum
School Garden: John Denver sings “The Garden Song (Inch by Inch)” with the Muppets
Winnie the Pooh Day (A.A. Milne’s birthday): Kermit’s nephew Robin sings “Halfway Down”